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Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
wonder if michael finney can fix that. [ laughter ] >> here is a live view from high definition east bay camera in emeryville looking at western sky that is getting cloudier and cloudier by the month movement moment. rain will arrive in the north bay tomorrow. so it's going to be a wet christmas. here is a look at live doppler 7-hd. rain has not begun to fall here yet. clouds are thickening but rain is well off to the north coastguard at the moment but it is moving in our direction and will be here by tomorrow. right now, temperature readings generally in the low 50s but it's dropped below 50 in fairfield and antioch where readings are in the upper 40s. forecast features, cloudier and rainy and showers are likely to link neither wednesday and taper off wednesday evening. low temperatures will be quite chilly in the north bay valleys and east bay valleys. 37 at fairfield. 37 at livermore. 39 at concord and low 40s in most locations near the bay. satellite composite image, big mass of moisture headed in our direction and that more rainfall for christmas day. cloudy and mainly dry at 7:00 i
ABC
Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
's done everything in herby?Ñ >>> later tonight, michael finney goes price matching. >> retailers don't do this, they're not going to be able to commute. >> how to find best deals on the last shopping weekend before christmas. >> and stay tuned we're going to give don sanchez a chance to say goodbye after a remarkable career here on abc 7. stay with us. kx;x$ú >>> a federal appeals court blocked the california law banning day conversion therapy, pugt the law on hold until it can hear arguments on the issue the law banning conversions be there aims to turn gay minors straight was to take affect january 1. counselors and two families say their teen-aged sons benefited from it sought the injunction after a lower court redees -- refuse aid request. >> news that 800 jobs in chevron headquarters are being moved to houston, texas. david louie is live tonight and sounds like officials there got very little warning. >> they didn't get very much warning. the mayor tells me that he got the bad news yesterday afternoon from chevron but apparently, the plan to moist jobs to texas had been underway for
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
's would make them more like commercial airplane autos michael finney taking questions on twitter and facebook. he'll answer them here live just a little bit later. you can contact michael on facebook.com and on twitter. >> on a get away friday, downtown commute this is the sky way. there is road work being done on the upper deck of the bay bridge this afternoon.çmj# so that packed everything up that. is why you have problems on the right side of the screen. left side, just usual friday afternoon get away traffic. stay with us. >>> san francisco school officials want the man known as america's toughest sheriff to write a leter to students after being denied an opportunity to speak with them in american. the -- person. the sheriff happen owes to be in san francisco for a conference, receiving a bundle of letters from students. the qlerts criticized his efforts to enforce immigration laws in the phoenix area. he called letters hate mail, and he wanted to speak to those students. >> this class had to be controlled by a teacher. it was like a project. why they picked me? why didn't
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
friendly sky autos no. michael finney is here with a story on what airlines have in mind. they like this. >> oh, brother. wait until you hear this. >> this is just years ago. okay? airlines have taken in $36 billion, billion with a b, in revenue from airlines fees alone. not the tickets, but fees. they think this maybe they can make more off fees. airline officials met this-to-discuss ways of maximizing passenger fees. they're tossing around new forms of travel insurance or giving travelers a chance to preorder meals for the flight. >> we do have good news to pass along to you tonight. bank of america shelfed plans for new checking akt fees that could have affected 10 million customers. the bank declining to comment. however, "wall street journal" reports any planned fee increases have been postponed until the end of next year. other banks including wells fargo and jp morgan chase have increases in the works. we have no timetable for hem. theer here is a feel good story. 10-year-old james garcia live was a developmental disorder. two years the boy saved every penny he had until he had $1
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
for the weekend. >> you're right. michael finney is back with something to spice up your life. >> this is what time of the year, nutmeg, kin minute. right? so this is from spice island. etc. just about a ride from honduras. no. this company right here in z.they're doing a fabulous thing going to give you a free bottle right there. that size of either nutmeg or bay leafs. using only highest quality merchandise. you can check them. normally costs betweenm=>t $6 bt you're going to get it free. good deal. and have you ever heard of card raising.com? there is one right there. card raising.com there. you're looking at the web site right there. allowing you to down load pictures i should say upload, and then, build greeting cards. es charity of your choice. so you can build them for a class, and then have everybody check in to get them. it's a great program z what you're going to get is a $20 value. >> nice. >> that is great. >> how do we get this great stuff? >> you get it by right there. or any time you can log on to abc 7 news.com. we have two additional items. >> fabulous. >> yes. it is. >> thank
ABC
Dec 21, 2012 5:00pm PST
this year, michael finney showing how stores are doing something very different that will save you money. >> and a school principal and two orthodontists team up to put a smile on a south bay boy's face this christmas. the new continues in just one minute. deals and extending shopping hours. macy's department stores opened at 7:00 a.m. and will stay open through sunday night. nick smith is live in with more. hi, nick. >> good evening, you know, the traditional 9-5 changed for most people, but retailers getting on board, by using deep discounts and extended hours to lure customers in. but they say that this is for convenience of shoppers fchl that mean means giving that best deal may northbound the wee hours of the morning. >>$nd÷ with only four days to , retailers pulling out stops to give bargain hunters and shoppers through their door autos well, today they have really good deals. >> the coupon site retail me not shows 30% of the shoppers are waiting for last minute deals to make big purchases. the macy's at may fair center opened at 7:00 a.m. meaning that holding baby sophia for a c
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
californians coming january 1 in a live report from sacramento. >> michael finney gets to the bottom of a safety recall. why thousands are being pulled off shelves. stay with us. >>> as we first told you at 4:00 general who led u.s. invasion of iraq during the first gulf war has died. he commanded u.s. led coalition that drove saddam hussien's forces out of kuwait in 1991. a much decorated combat soldier in vietnam, he was known as stormin norman. he was 78 years old. >> the houston hospital treatin has not given an official update on his health but a family friend says the elder bush is not near death as some have declared. telling family and friends he's not going anywhere. the 88-year-old has been hospitalized former than a month. and sunday, taken to the intensive care unit with a fever and put on a liquid quiet. one expert says that is not always a bad sign. >> they're able to tolerate able to feed themselves and likely not on a breathing machine. >> it's a good sign? it s the patient is able to maintain the status without needing aggressive interventions. >> and mr. bush is the
ABC
Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
filling in. >> yes. michael finney is here. it's about time you wine and dine us. >> okay. let's start with what i consider home cooking. these are sauces. these are a great idea. this is going like pasta. that is a great idea. they've got all kinds of sesame ginger a bunch of different kinds. they're worth $3.99 each and you're going to get it free. it's good. now, let's... pass along the cheese right there. then we'll give you the wine glass. we have vino.com. teeming up to give you $10 of vino.com spending money. look at that. the winery and marketplace there is son gnomea. it's nice. so they're going to giver you a tasting and cheese plate for two. >> that is nice. >> you get it free? >> you can call at any time you can log on to abc 7 news.com. go michael finney's consumer blog. >> yes. terrific, thank you. >> i know what i'll be doing. >> a live picture where rain or shine it's wall to >>> coming up at 6:00 we're on storm watch. what you can expect on bay area roads tonight and throughout the weekend. >> how the storm is affecting people throughout the bay area from falling tree
ABC
Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
's michael finney. >>> the leaders in the house and the senate did agree on something today. they extended the 2008 farm bill for one more year. that bill expired in october. milk prices could have doubled to $7 a gallon next month if lawmakers failed to extend it. the agreement prevents the government from returning to a 1948 formula to set milk prices. some economists call this the dairy cliff. >>> today was the last sunday for free meter parking in san francisco. next sunday you will have to pay from noon to 6:00 p.m. atish ifer man's wharf from noon until 7:00 p.m. the city set up prepaid options for many meters. the municipal transportation agency says the move will bring in $2 million a year, but the mta says it is not about the money. it is an effort to keep traffic moving. >>> secretary of stit -- of state hillary clinton is in hospital. also -- >> ♪ amazing grace >> a band gets a special request and helps lift the spirits of former president george h.w. bush as he recovers in the hospital. also ahead, no laughing matter for comedian cat williams. his latest run in with the law.
ABC
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am PST
's michael finney. ders in the hte did agree on something today. they extended the 2008 farm bill for one more year. that bill expired in october. milk prices could have doubled to $7 a gallon next month if lawmakers failed to extend it. the agreement prevents the government from returning to a 1948 formula to set milk prices. some economists call this the dairy cliff. >>> today was the last sunday for free meter parking in san francisco. next sunday you will have to pay from noon to 6:00 p.m. atish ifer man's wharf from noon until 7:00 p.m. the city set up prepaid options for many meters. the municipal transportation agency says the move will bring in $2 million a year, but the mta says it is not about the money. it is an effort to keep traffic moving. >>> secretary of stit -- of state hillary clinton is in hospital. also -- >> ♪ amaz >> a band gets a special request and helps lift the spirits of former president george h.w. bush as he recovers in the hospital. also ahead, no laughing matter for comedian cat williams. his latest run in with the law. and then at 11:35, a bounty on the >
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 4:00pm PST
know when the rain is coming in the accu-weather forecast. >> and michael finney will take your questions live on abc 7 and on twitter m finney. >> and taking a look live outside at the traffic situation on the skyway on this monday. the commute just begins to get underway. slow as you can see. not too bad heading into >>> welcome back. delta airlines may be getting ready to purchase a big stake of virgin atlantic airways. reports say delta is in talks to buy a 49% stake in virgin from singapore airlines. it will not provide any further details. sir richard branson owns a controlling stake and a stake in virgin america, based in sfo. >> a proving -- improving sales for the iphone 5, the investment firm expects apple to sell 47 million of the devices if the current quarter up from the prior forecast of 45 million. the firm says suppliers have improved. as with previous launches apple experiences problems and had a tough time meeting demand. customers ordering online had to wait before getting their devices. many stores were sold out as well. >> more information on the news corp s
ABC
Nov 30, 2012 4:00pm PST
neighborhood. >> also, michael finney taking your questions on twitter and facebook and will answer them here live. you can contact michael on facebook.com and on twitter. >> at 4:11 first check of traffic. you know, normal friday afternoon traffic going to be impacted when getting any sort of rain coming down. it's slow. acrawl going left to right on the lower deck of the bay bring. better holding southbound on the right side of the screen. back with >>> we're continuing with storm watch coverage here on abc 7 news at 4:00. this is a view as you can seejÑ, it's coming down there, gloomy skies, and we'll continue to keep you posted as in a little bit of a bull in -- lull in most bay area locations. we're expecting more rain still to come throughout the weekend. >> ross valley fire officials confirm a body was found among ashes of a burnt cabin. thegú small structure in cascade canyon near fairfax burned to the ground. the cabin so remote, firefighters needed 700 feet of hose to reach from the street to the burning structure, at one point, family members showed up at the scene. no informatio
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
even a trace of precipitation in your neighborhood. and 7 on your side's michael finney helps a bay area couple forced to take a tour of here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >> did you know abc7 news has the fastest weather tracking system? take a look at live doppler 7hd. our morning meteorologist tells us how it will keep your family safe during our severe weather season. >> winter is officially two weeks away. the rainy season is already here. abc7 news is the best place to track it. abc7 news has the strongest, fastest, most powerful storm tracking system in northern california. from sky 7hd you can see our exclusive live 7hd high above the mountain. it's farther west than any other doppler radar in the bay area. the national weather service's doppler is more than 100 miles south in the santa cruz mountains. together we track the storms as they move through the bay area. when rain is approaching. abc7 knows who will be impacte
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 6:00am PST
. here's michael finney with a problem solved. >> if you ask me what to pack in the carry on bags, i would say those things you can't do without. good advice usually. but on this flight that normally good advice went awry. >> sandy is showing us her usual drill. she travels widely and always takes a carry-on with the must-have item. earlier this year on a trip to italy things got off to a rocky start for season -- sandy and her husband. >> we were told when we first got on the bag before we got on the plane the overhead bins were full so you must check your carry-on, so we did. >> then what happened. >> we got to rome and it wasn't there. >> they took in the sights and sounds of italy, but without underwear, of course, so they bought new. when their luggage finally arrived, they went to pick it up. >> we had to go to naples to pick it up. and that was probably an hour ride on the bus from where we were. then we had to take a cab from the airport in naples to the train station in rome. it happens so she put in a bill for her costs. >> underwear, a sweater, a jacket, and we had to buy
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> michael finney and consumer reports look at which of these ñ >>> here get visibility fairfield and santa rosa 3/4 of a mile there patchy but very dense mainly in those areas the winds are blowing pretty well in other areas 22 mile per hour wind gust in oakland out of northeast that's why it is so mild this morning in some areas outside of our inland valleys mid to upper 50s around the bay and coast at 7:00, 40 -- 40s inland warmest afternoon in the forecast. >>> 6:15. >>> if you own an ipad, kindle or any other tablet you probably know the frustration of not finding it where you left it last night because the kids are using. >> now there are tablets made for kids for good or bad. michael finney and consumer reports look at choices. >> reporter: if you are not wild about sharing your tablet with your kids, good news, this year more tablets made especially for them and far from kids play. consumer reports checked them out. colorful tablets are made for kids but they've got features all grown-up. >> this year we are seeing tablets with real android operating systems wifi and expandable memo
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 5:00am PST
us everyday. who should you tip and how much? michael finney has what you need to know. >> first america's money report. >>> good morning. history-making move from the fed for the first time linking interest rates to a specific unemployment number. bernanke says rates will remain ultra low until the jobless rate drops below 6 1/2% which he says could take more than three years. american airlines has a new way to charge fees bundling add ons with plans called choice, choice essential and choice plus which could cost up to $88 round trip. britney spears tops forbes list of top earning women in music, 58 million dollars, taylor behind at 57 million followed rihanna, lady gaga and >>> good morning. you are looking live at the san mateo bridge things appear to be moving smoothly chp dealing with aftermath of a fatal accident on the bridge. right lane blocked they are trying to move the debris out of the way they hope to have it out of the way by 5:30. sue will have the details, coming up. >>> in daly city officials expect cleanup and repair from water main break last month to cost nea
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
area. i'll tell where you the frost advisories are. >> i'm michael finney, ahead on 7 on your side, i show you where >>> san francisco mayor ed lee is launching a domestic violence awareness campaign. this comes at the end of a year of major publicity over a public official caught up in domestic violence charges. abc 7's news reporter mark is in the news. that put the sheriff and the mayor at odds. >> reporter: we're talking about the sheriff's domestic violence charge and his eventual misdemeanor plea agreement and then the mayor's unsuccessful attempt to oust the sheriff from his job. today everyone i talked to insisted this isn't political. >> we are both an outspoken, advocates and we share a strong voice against domestic violence. >> reporter: mayor's office was packed with advocates for women's shelters, police officers and prosecutors as the mayor announced his new public awareness campaign. >> domestic violence goes up during the holidays. there is a lot of depression that goes along with holidays and we understand that. so peace at home is a campaign to try to address that ri
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 5:00am PST
bay school hopes to plant a dream. michael finney shows how you >>> good morning on this tuesday at 5:12. it is crystal clear out there, in the 30s in the bay area. kind of a chilly start. mike will talk about how long these dry conditions will continue. >>> the company that under wrote facebook's troubled public stock offering will pay 5 million dollars to the state of massachusetts. morgan stanley is accused of disclosing projected fall in facebook revenue to certain analysts not the general public stock plunged after the news became public. massachusetts sued because the drop forced state officials to revise their expected revenue estimates. >>> elementary school in contra costa county attempting to win a national grant and they've turned to michael finney for help. >> reporter: this is kathy's kindergarten class at alamo elementary. they are excited about a garden and what will be planted there. >> tomatoes. >> reporter: amazing teaching space here's the reality. how do you get from this to this in these tight financial times? you get creative. >> contact 7 on your side if you fee
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
on your holiday shopping list? michael finney with the models coming out on top in a new . >>> welcome back. monday morning christmas eve, partly cloudy this afternoon, breezy along the coast upper 40s to near 50 most of the rain in southern california now where going to stay mid 60s there sierra will die the rain and snow, snow tapering now low 40s there 51 sacramento, 59 fresno, 47 near chico. here's the winter weather advisory tomorrow 4:00, to wednesday 4:00, 10 15 inches of snow above 7,000 feet. >>> if you are getting ready to buy a new vacuum there are lots of choices. >> michael finney shows us which models clean best in a new consumer reports at the time. >> reporter: good morning. no one likes to call have you thought about how many miles you've vacuumed in your life? probably not. the consumer reports has. in its latest test, testifiers vacuumed 16 miles of -- testers vacuumed 16 miles. vacuums are these days are stylish and sleek these are some of the 73 uprights consumer reports put through tough tests. >> from $80 to more than $1,000. >> reporter: the most important test
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 4:00pm PST
vacuums on the market. michael finney has a look at the brands that work the best. >> batted bad weather across the nation is likely to be the grinch spoiling travel plans. >> mount tam camera, we see partly cloudy skies. most mostly cloudy later and then the rain. i'm spencer christian and christmas forecast is coming up. >> carolyn: it is a very easy drive right now on bay bridge, toll plaza live no wait even if you don't have fastrak, i can sail through. we'll continue >> dan: bad weather is spoiling good times for many this holiday season. there are many travelers will won't be where they were planning. >> forecasters are predicting a write christmas for the northeast. residents of syracuse, new york, plows are working overtime and frustrated drivers stuck with no place to go. >> the weather was bad. winds were fierce and blowing the cars around. you could see the semis were swerving. >> there is no place like home for the holidays but the weather isn't making it easy to get there. it has delayed and stranded millions of travelers. >> there is a lot of spinouts further east. there is
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm PST
. how starbucks is taking a public stand on looming fiscal cliff. >> i'm michael finney. did you receive a new tv over the holidays? coming up, best money-saving options for a home theater system. (;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ$x >>> church supposed dob a save haif yerngs a place to worship in peace. >> an east bay mother is in the hospital after protecting her children fromhc a stray bullet. she's talking with abc 7 news about this ordeal. >> nick smith joins us live with the story. nick? >> cheryl, dan, good evening. maria is expected to survive her injuries. she expected them to learn a lesson about the christmas holidays. instead, her children sought mother, shot, hit by a stray bullet. maria has a frightening story to tell. >> we're at church with my daughter and people passed by shooting at church. >> she spoke to me from hervhlé hospital bed, shaken by the scene of events plague out on monday night. >> i look back and saw a bullet coming at my son's head. i threw myself over my son. >> the reverend was selling -- telling a 4i whe when... >> boom, boom.'h7qsç we had to stop the sermon. go do
ABC
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
that talking, texting and data, it can add up to hundreds of dollars. 7 on your side's michael finney tells us one of the big ways you can save on your >> welcome back. here's a live look outside at san jose this morning. just light rain, sprinkles down there in the south bay. 68 degrees but lots is in store for places all over the bay area this morning. lisa argen here now to fill us in with the breaks, what's next. the two down, one to go. >> i like that, breaks and what's next, two down, one to go. that's exactly it. we are in the break. two are behind us. heaviest with gusty winds tonight. but we have on and off rain showers as you look outside. this is downtown. we are talking once again about the subtropical moist air mass over the bay area. temperatures mild, the ground is wet, and you will run into light showers from time to time. a live doppler 7 hd shows you the east bay and also san francisco. we do have some wet weather from berkeley, oakland, alameda and san leandro. the blue indicates light rain from hayward to san ramon valley and westward. san francisco, 280 and san braun no on
ABC
Dec 1, 2012 6:00am PST
service, but there are ways to save. 7 on your side's michael finney and our partners at consumer reports take a look at prepaid options and whether it's the right choice for you. >> good morning. if you are looking to save money on your cell phone bill, consumer reports says a prepaid plan may be your best option. >> it seems like just about everyone is on a smartphone these days. and we are paying big bucks for all that connectivity. >> the average american household spent more than $1,500.00 this year on phones and services. and the biggest spenders easily spent twice that much. >> consumer reports says a prepaid phone plan can be a smart way to save. >> two-thirds of our subscribers who switched to prepaid service knocked $20 or more off their monthly cell service costs. >> prepaid services are offered from companies like track phones, straight talk and metro pcs. big cell phone providers, verizon, t-mobile and at&t also offer prepaid plans. >> prepaid plans are either pay-as-you-go or have a monthly allocation of minutes. some have unlimited plans. you may pay more up front for the p
ABC
Dec 1, 2012 8:00am PST
, all that talking, texting and data, it can add up to hundreds of dollars. michael finney tells us one of ways you >> katie: welcome back. meteorologist lisa argen with the weather. we are in a break with the worst yet to come. >> lisa: plenty of rain out there right now. it is our break. heaviest system and the one that is going to come in tonight and tomorrow. still slated to bring in several inches of rain. this is light stuff. as we take a look outside in the sierra nevada it is raining there. we had sunshine in the mid 40s at tahoe airport. wind gusts up to 46 miles an hour. a lot of these places wanted to open with the higher bases with the wet snow but the wind can gust up to 70 miles an hour. probably not going to happen. san mateo bridge right now, very cloudy. there has been an advisory on local bridges with gusts over 35 miles an hour. emeryville, light to moderate rain all morning long but we are looking at things drying out in the north bay. we will get into drier skies throughout the afternoon before the last and significant heavy rainmaker comes our way. live doppler 7-h
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00pm PST
in social media. in order to spread the faith. >> coming up next, michael finney helps a woman settle a dispute with exxon. >> they've been sending her checks to ts wrong place for >>> a san francisco woman inherited her mother's estate, but one company refused to recognize it that is until she contacted michael finney and michael is here now with her story. >> this went on a long time. >> yes. >> her mother died in 2003. nine years ate later she was still battling to get dividend checks which exxon mobile continued to send in her mother's name. gladys shaw remembers her mother's trademark lock autos she's the one with the pretty, curlly hair. >> before her misdemeanor died in 2003, she named gladys exec tore of her will, as her only child, assets, everything went smoothly except for one nagging issue with dividend checks from exxon mobile. >> i couldn't cash the checks they were in my mother's name. we'd write to them, they'd reissue in my mother's name. >> abc 7 legal analyst says this is a dilemma he's seen before. >> there is legal solution there. is a practical solution. unfortun
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
? the reason fewer americans are drinking dairy. >>> first, cashmere sweaters. michael finney and consumer re >>> we come back. water vapor in the air, narrow band coming through during the evening and overnight hours and how fast that is moving on stream. increasing clouds during the daylight hours, low 60s east bay and south bay areas slowest to receive cooling sea breeze. morning rain gives way to afternoon shower wednesday, thursday, friday, low to mid 50s frost possible both mornings. >>> 6:14. >>> cash mean, a popular gift -- cashmere, a popular gift option do you have to spend a lot to get a good quality sweater? >> reporter: good morning. are you looking for a special gift? cashmere sweaters are heavily marketed around the holidays. do you have to spend hundreds to get good quality? consumer reports says, not necessary. when it comes toè?l!= a sweater, one type stands head and shoulders above the rest. >> if you are going to wear wool and be warm, wear cashmere. >> soft, comfortable. >> reporter: consumer reports checked out dozens of cashmere sweaters. >> if you are picking up a $59
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
who are raising a red flag. >> and michael finney helps plant a dreaudsx a school hopes to become the little school that could. stay with >>> a new survey shows growing support for gun control following the connecticut school tragedy. according a poll, 54% support stricter gun control. 71% oppose the ban of hand guns but 52% favor banning semi automatic weaponsnhxv÷ andd in the bay area gun control advocates poining to those number questioning universal background checks. more on that. and last night we heard the president say no set of laws could prevent a mass shooting but added that could not be an excuse for doing nothing. tonight the debate is getting more attention. protestors demonstrated outside of the national rifle association in washington, d.c. this morning and a long time gun rights congressman told msnbc it's time to do something. >> i don't know anyone that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> senator feinstein promising to reintroduce an assault weapons ban. it was in 1993 mass murder in a law office that led to that law. >> it's dark time of my life in 199
ABC
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
holiday tipping etiquette. michael finney breaks it down. >> dan: a look at virtual gift revolution. the apps we're relying on to get those last minute gifts in time. >> carolyn: the holiday says the time to show payer appreciation to the service providers that help throughout the year. >> dan: it can be tricky. michael finney explains the run down. >> they keep us looking good. mail carriers get us mail rain or shine. sanitation workers do one of dirtiest jobs around. holidays a good time to show your appreciation with a tip. cindy is founder of advanced etd the question. >> tipping is mostly optional in most instances, as a result it's something more personal. >> the survey of 1800 americans found bar bergs receive an average tip of $10. teachers get an average $20. so do mail carriers and newspaper carriers, pet care providers and sanitation workers gardeners do better a ap at $25 and housekeepers get an average tip of $50. >> you tip what you have extra to spare and to share. >> i tip if i feel people give me a friendly good service and treat me kindly and don't make me feel lik
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
for christmas maycl.t look great, bt how does it sound? michael finney and consumer reports look at home theater systems and the convenient option that could save you money. >>> we are still tracking the storm bringing showers to the bay area this morning. we will check back with meteorologist nike cope >>> welcome back. doppler radar across the state higher elevation snow, lower elevation scattered showers 50s until you get to l.a., palm springs and san diego, 60 there. chains in the sierra. >>> if you got a new high-def tv for christmas you might be considering a new surgeon sound system to go with it. >> mike -- new surround sound system to go with it. >> reporter: watching movies in your living room with surround sound is great, getting set-up can set you back big bucks. home theater in a box systems can save you money and hassle. consumer reports tested dozens that cost from $250 to nearly $2,000. a real movie buff getting sound that does justice to his big screen was a must. >> i was able to get digital high-definition receiver and all the speakers and the subwoofers to go with it, now i h
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> beyond sticker price. michael finney and consumer reports with what else you should be looking at what it time to buy that new car. >>> check out doppler radar fairly quiet to most areas a few scattered rain and snow showers to our north little snow in the grapevine and snow showers in the sierra, low 40s today. 51 sacramento, increasing sun, 60 fresno and big sur, mid 60s l.a., palm springs and san diego. safe travels. here's eric and katie. >>> just about 6:24. >>> the end of the year is typically a great time to buy a new car as dealers offer deals for 2013 models. >> you should be paying attention to much more than just the sticker price. >> reporter: good morning. now is a great time to buy a 2013 car, consumer reports says you can save hundreds if you take advantage of end of the month as well as end of the year deals. there's more to getting a good price. consumer reports out with this latest list of best value cars. sticker price is one thing. how much will a car really cost? the nissan versa is one of the least expensive. poor reliability means it could cost you in the"ñ long
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Dec 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
a fremont plant what. workers are being told sewed. >> michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook and will answer them here live a little bit later, you can contact michael on facebook.com and on twitter. m finney. >> at 4:13, taking a look at friday afternoon commute. s directions. at the skyway in downtown san francisco, leftx,wjm to right heading towards bay bridge, and also, very, very slow heading southbound if you're heading towards the peninsula. stay with us, more still >>> we intraeking news. you can see accident scene right here, three killed in an auto accident this, is in san mateo county. we're told redwood city on northbound 280. and boy, you can see two vehicles mangled tlchl the chp says one driver was changing a tire in the center divide. they were struck by a car. as you can see, you've got emergency personnel on the scene trying to get this sorted out. traffic restricted to one lane in that direction z we'll continue to monitor the story and will bring details as they become available to us. here on abc 7 news. you can see traffic backed up this is
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
was called out to a fire. >> michael finney has one shopper's fine from goodwill that is worth immense >>> a team helping investigate the cause of a fire that destroyed a home on straggle lane. firefighters say the house is vacant and the home was full of property including 12 vehicles on the site. various containers filled with unknown material are being inspect bid the team tonight. fire prok out in a home associated with the hippy movement in san francisco today. the blaze started at the top of an apartment building on page street and spread next door. firefighters say there was a lot of electrical equipment in the area, where the fire started. however, the cause of the blaze still being determined tonight. and police discovered a marijuana grow house after neighbors complained about activity they saw. officers say there no one at the home on saddle wood court. they did find pot plants with a street value of $125,000. there is also an elaborate pot growing operation inside. three cars seen leaving before police showed up. >> good news, soon, low income children in san francisco will
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Dec 11, 2012 11:00am PST
holiday wishes this morning. >>> coming up at 3:00 on katie jane fonda. then at 4, michael finney finds out whether you have to spend a lot for cashmere. then at 5, population decline in california in -- >>> it is christmastime at san francisco city hall. the fire department began its annual toy give away with the mayor. >> it started in 1949 the toy drive is the oldest in the nation. >> it continues through december 25th, donations are more than welcome at any city firehouse. the firefighting santas hope to deliver gifts to 25,000 disadvantaged kids this holiday season. [dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> thank you. hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. broadway giveaway week continues. today we are giving our contestants the chance to win tickets to mary poppins for not just themselves but an entire row of our audience. [cheers and applause] first up is a cashier who is not only hoping to score the tickets. she
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
holiday food drive. we broadcast around the bay area. we were at union square. larry beil and michael finney were in walnut creek. so far we raised $13,000 and more than 2500 pounds of food. that doesn't include all of the on-line and donations. if you couldn't make it today you can still take part in the abc7 share your holiday food drive by calling the number on your screen, 1-877-525-3775. or text the word feed to 80077 to donate $10 on your next cell phone bill. >> it is that easy and we are grateful to all of you who helped us out. we had a lot of fun. and the weather was perfect. we got lucky. >> it really cooperated. sandhya patel is here with what is to come. >> what is to come is the chill, carolyn and dan. you got lucky because the weather did cooperate. right now no moisture to be tracking, but our radar will be watching more rain developing. so we will talk about that in a moment. speaking of rain, check out this time lapse. we did still have some showers out there and into the evening hours. but it has all since dropped off. rainfall totals .02 in santa rosa. got up to a
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Dec 13, 2012 1:05am PST
broadcast around the bay area. we were at union square. larry beil and michael finney were in walnut creek. so far we raised $13,000 and more than 2500 pounds of food. that doesn't include all of the on-line and donations. if you couldn't make it today you can still take part in the abc7 share your holiday food drive by calling the number on your screen, 1-877-525-3775. or text the word feed to 80077 to donate $10 on your next cell phone bill. >> it is that easy and we are grateful to all of you who helped us out. we had a lot of fun. and the weather was perfect. we got lucky. >> it really cooperated. sandhya patel is here with what is to come. >> what is to come is the chill, carolyn and dan. you got lucky because the weather did cooperate. right now no moisture to be tracking, but our radar will be watching more rain developing. so we will talk about that in a moment. speaking of rain, check out this time lapse. we did still have some showers out there and into the evening hours. but it has all since dropped off. rainfall totals .02 in santa rosa. got up to a third of an inch in half moo
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Dec 14, 2012 4:30am PST
coast. we are watching for any reports of damage. >> and 7 on offer o your side michael finney will show us where we can get the coolest gifts for under $25. >>> good friday monk, december 14th, it's 5:00. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. it's chilly and frosty out there for some of us. you may have
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Dec 18, 2012 4:30am PST
to rest today. >>> michael finney helps plant a dream. east bay elementary school that hopes to become the little school that could. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >>> good morning. thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. it is dry out there, but still cold. >> is it frostyáeú? >>> getting close, especially around napa where 36 now. better chance of just about all of us seeing frost tomorrow morning. tomorrow morning will be the coldest morning we've had so far this season. doppler quiet, a
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
shows how far a conartist will go, its an online rippoff. >> and michael finney turns to a local hockey team to find out the secret of texting in cold weather. plus... it is a legendary musical. don sanchez let's us know if it hits the right notes on the big screen. the review is coming up. more of course on abc 7 news at 6:00 finally, christmas may be only days away. >> take a look. jolly old st. nick taking a swim this morning. >> fish not thaim pressed but kids were. take a look at this girl. they waved and shouted out wish list autos how cool is that? jant clause will be diving in to the coral reef. >>> this is "world news." tonight, the monster storm colliding with holiday travelers. cars piled up on roads. drivers rescued by the national guard. airports shutting the gates. harrowing stories pouring in. >>> solutions to gun violence. police show us something simple. the few seconds they say they need to make the difference between life and death. >>> new warning. what if a surgeon left this inside your abdomen? a new report on how often and why this keeps happening. >>> and, attent
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Dec 24, 2012 11:00am PST
, michael finney steps in to help a woman when she can't get her tv repaired, even though it is under warranty. those stories and more at 4 and 5. >>> new york city decked out in the holiday spirit. empire state building glowing with red and green lights in honor of christmas and the lights stay on every night through the 6th of january. december 28th, the building will light the colors of syracuse university and west virginia in honor of the bowl at yankee stadium. >>> christmas eve day which means we are tracking san >> this year two competing tracking services norad, north american aerospace demand shows santa is in saudi arabia, google behind showing santa is in turkey. >> wherever santa is now, boys and girls make sure you are being good, santa will be here soon. if you with would like to keep an eye we have links on abc7news.com. click on see it on tv. >> real-time satellite picture amazing the technology we have. >> what did we do before that? >>> from all of us here on abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> who wants to be a >> who wants to be a millionaire is next. captioned by
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
michael j. fox. then michael finney has the best money saving options for a home theater system. then at 5, keeping a close watch over a leaking levee. work being done to keep a creek interest flooding again. >>> now a christmas story waiting for a happy ending. snow chain installer douglas was working on east 80 near kingville, he saw a man jogging he was in panic. >> he lost his wedding ring it fell while he was installing chains without gloves. >> he says after the man drove off with his wife, he decided to help. >> i decided to look for the ring, because i knew where it was approximately, i was hunting with my head lamb and hand light. -- head lamp and it took less than an hour slightly submerged in the snow. >> there it is now he's hoping somebody will recognize the ring, platinum inscription lisa 5th, june, 2010. >> couple was heading from the bay area to that haute. hope you tune in and [dramatic music] ♪ [cheers and applause] >> how are you? mwah! >> [laughs] meredith... i was mesmerized by you. >> [laughs] >> i forgot to walk. >> oh, hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire.
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
that wants to sock them away, snuff. >> if that is you. michael finney is here with a with a word of warning. gift cards and california law says gift cards sold by a retail store with not expire. the stores can not charge fees until the card is worth less than 5s skpdz then, there are a bunch of rules, however, many cards issued by banks do come with fee that's is legal, because they're regulated by authorities. for many, the banks charge a monthly fee after 12 or 18 months if you haven't used the carreds. the fees range from one and a half to $3 or $4 per month. if you received one check fine print then use it before value goes down. it's best to use my by the way. there may be millions of folks returning ugly sweaters today but if yours was purr christmas chass online, what are you going to do? you can ship for a refund or exchange but you need the correct shipping label and package asking that. a survey showed that many retailers can take weeks to refund the money. however, you may be able to avoid that hassle returning the gift to a physical store if the retailer has one. >> if you got s
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> thank you. >> well, still ahead a perfect treat for those cold winter days. >> it's pr. at 6:00 michael finney goes to bat for an iphone user claiming his credit card company failed to deliver on a promise that. story at 6:00. we'll be right back here. >>> we've got a great way to end the week and it's kind of comfort food. >> yes. it's the moment we've been waiting for. >> cool out there today. i was like, do you have soup? is there anything i wanted? you'll want this, sit soup from safeway. you've seen them, they have a display when you walk through the store. they come in fiesta chicken, organic chicken noodle. they're very good. >> perfect on a day like this. >> that is for this kind of day. so, what is your new year's resolution? studio mix is a new 30,000 locally owned and operated health club they gave thus video. you're going get a five-day pass worth $100 they've got a ton of classes you can see here. day and night, you can check them out and there are showers and steam. >> perfect for new year's resolution autos how to we get this? >> great question. at any time log on to abc
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Dec 31, 2012 11:00am PST
work? michael finney and consumer reports put some to the test. then at 5, the high-tech way you can prove you have auto insurance if you are pulled over in the new year. those stories and more later today at 4 and 5. >>> giraffes are often seen as gentle giants. watch them give new meaning to the phrase neck-and-neck. >> this was kind of shocking a crew caught these two in a violent fight. >> experts say it is a brutal bans for dominance where no one is badly hurt but the neck weighs 500 pounds so there's real poundage thrown around. >> these fights are usually over territory or a mate. experts have the younger one of the two usually loses then comes back bigger and better. >> the documentary is for a new series called africa on the discovery channel. >> looks like it hurts. but they are okay. [cheers and applause] [dramatic music] ♪ >> thank you. >> here i am, you guys! [shouting indistinctly] hey, you. >> hey! >> yeah! >> hey! [laughter] >> hey, you! hey! hello! [cheers and applause] hello, hello, hello! [laughter] >> hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. from norfolk, v
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Dec 11, 2012 11:30am PST
fonda. then at 4, michael finney finds out whether you have to spend a lot for cashmere. then at 5, population decline in california in -- >>> it is christmastime at san francisco city hall. the fire department began its annual toy give away with the mayor. >> it started in 1949 the toy drive is the oldest in the nation. >> it continues through december 25th, donations are more than welcome at any city firehouse. the firefighting santas hope to deliver gifts to 25,000 disadvantaged kids this holiday season. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included,
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Dec 24, 2012 11:30am PST
officer who jumped into icy waters to save a woman's life. at 5, michael finney steps in to help a woman when she can't get her tv repaired, even though it is under warranty. those stories and more at 4 and 5. >>> new york city decked out in the holiday spirit. empire state building glowing with red and green lights in honor of christmas and the lights stay on every night through the 6th of january. december 28th, the building will light the colors of syracuse university and west virginia in honor of the bowl at yankee stadium. >>> christmas eve day which means we are tracking san >> this year two competing tracking services norad, north american aerospace demand shows santa is in saudi arabia, google behind showing santa is in turkey. >> wherever santa is now, boys and girls make sure you are being good, santa will be here soon. if you with would like to keep an eye we have links on abc7news.com. click on see it on tv. >> real-time satellite picture amazing the technology we have. >> what did we do before that? >>> from all of us here on abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> who wants to
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Dec 31, 2012 11:30am PST
free super poligrip. s >> coming up at 4 does that exercise programs you see on tv work? michael finney and consumer reports put some to the test. then at 5, the high-tech way you can prove you have auto insurance if you are pulled over in the new year. those stories and more later today at 4 and 5. >>> giraffes are often seen as gentle giants. watch them give new meaning to the phrase neck-and-neck. >> this was kind of shocking a crew caught these two in a violent fight. >> experts say it is a brutal bans for dominance where no one is badly hurt but the neck weighs 500 pounds so there's real poundage thrown around. >> these fights are usually over territory or a mate. experts have the younger one of the two usually loses then comes back bigger and better. >> the documentary is for a new series called africa on the discovery channel. >> looks like it hurts. but they are okay.
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
and abuse. michael finney will be along with morn tips to make sure your loved ones do not become victims. >>> we begin this half hour with latest on efforts to avoid the fiscal cliff. the plan being put forward is now coming under fire from within his own party. president obama says there will be no deal unless republicans drop opposition to raising taxes on wealthyest americans. we have more now from washington, d.c.. >> was the white house and congressional republicans put forward a plan to avoid the fiscal cliff, now, they're miles apart, gaining in their heels. the president told bloomberg tv a deal is possible, but... >> this proposal now is still out of balance. >> the plan sent yesterday offers a total of 2 tth $2 trillion in deficit reduction including $1.2 trillion in spending cuts. and00 billion in new tax revenue no. rate increases in top two percent of taxpayers. that is nonnegotiatable for the president. >> we're not going to be able to get a deal without it white house says the math doesn't add up. >> it's magic beebs and fairy dust. >> with just 28 days until deadline, neg
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Dec 5, 2012 4:00pm PST
can contact me on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7 and on twitter at m finney. i'll answer questions here, live a little later. >> and it's slow going right now. at the mcarthur maze. but for drivers on the right side of the screen making their way to san francisco, once you clear this this is easy going through the toll gate. >>> checking healthy living news, a new study suggests using a breast cancer drug for a longer period of time reduces the chances of getting the disease again, currently millions of women take the druggtx'q tamoxifin for five ye. studies show taking it 10 years lowered the risk. compared to those who took it for five years. another new study shows what is called protective sleep improve as lertness and performance of medical interns and residents. some work 30 hour shifts. the study made a group of interns on extended overnight duty turn off cell phones give beepers to residents and get sleep. that is why they call it protective sleep no. distraction as loued. >> slept earlier. and less disturbed. the three hours, 50% more sleep they got, was beneficial. >> and
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Dec 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
in central america. >> michael finney. typing on a touch screen can be frustrating. now a tablet computer accessory could end that. i will tell you whether it's >> abc7 news with live, breaking news. >> an update on the breaking news we told you about at the beginning of the newscast in the east bay. a large fire in a fremont machine shop is in the mop-up phase. we were over the scene, shortly after flames burst out of a metal and fabricating company. located near the mission boulevard exit off interstate 680. heavy oils contributed to heavy, thick, sooty smoke. the 60 people inside the shop, got out safely. the cause of the fire is under investigations. >> they got out before the roof collapsed of just a mess. >> the mayor wants the city to be particularly aware of domestic violence during this holiday season. >> he launched a new public awareness campaign at the end of the year in which domestic violence has received unprecedented attention in the city. mark? >> reporter: ever since the sheriff grabbed his wife's arm on new year's eve, there has been a tremendous amount of attention top
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